“Many people do not realize the toll stress can have on their lives. Caring for mind and body leads to a healthier, happier and more productive life.” Cynthia Wainscott

Celebrating 18 years of Mind & Body Therapies.

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Our Treatment Team

  • Additional licensed clinicians also offer the following therapies: Art Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Attachment Therapies, CES Alpha Stim, and Terra Quant Cold Laser Treatments

Ursula R. Stehle, PhD.

Clinical Director, Psychologist

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  • In the counseling field since 1981
  • Licensed clinical psychologist (California license PSY13576)
  • Trained in Europe and the United States
  • Diplomat in integrative medicine
  • Diplomat in psychopharmacology
  • Specialist in chronic pain management
  • Trained in Functional & Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
  • Assistant Professor at the Professional School of Psychology
  • Lecturer for Alliant International University, Sacramento

Dr. Ursula Stehle is the founder and clinical director of Health Psychology Sacramento, (formerly Fair Oaks Therapeuticum). Dr. Stehle received her PhD in clinical psychology in 1993 and holds diplomats in integrative medicine, psychopharmacology and severe mental illness. She has also served as an accomplished professor and lecturer at PhD level universities in psychology and is a founding fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists. Dr. Ursula Stehle brings her knowledge and expertise to the clinical programs at Health Psychology Sacramento. All programs – chronic pain, complex anxiety & depressive disorders, stress, weight & health, kids & teens with medical conditions, trauma program, and kids and teen Autism program – are non-medication based and offer state of the art interventions that are supported by research and clinical practice.

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Maria Cartwright, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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  • Utilizes Nutrition for Healing
  • Nutritional Guidance for Eating Dysregulations
  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Interphases with the Medical Community
  • Focus on Functional Medicine
  • Integrating Natural Remedies with Medication Treatment

Doctor Cartwright combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Thoroughly trained in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Doctor Cartwright uses protocols that minimize the risk of harm and side effects, and helps facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Dr. Cartwright identifies and assists in removing barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

While naturopathic doctors treat all medical conditions, here at our clinic, Dr. Cartwright assists in using diet and natural supplements to enhance your healing process. She attends to the impact of diet and exercise on your mental health status, helps with natural detoxification and treats concomitant problems like allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, menopause, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Susan Yuen, LMFT, CNS

Marriage and Family Therapist: LMFT#43357
Certified Nutrition Specialist: CNS#17304

  • Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Mindfulness based psychotherapy
  • Art therapy
  • Family Treatment

Susan Yuen has been helping patients suffering with trauma, anxiety, depression and addictions for over 20 years.  Susan joins the HPS team after working in private practice for the past 10 years.   Susan utilizes EMDR, CBT, art therapy, breathing exercises, and mindfulness approaches to help people transform their wounds into wisdom.  She strives to support patients to live lives of hope, courage, and freedom. In addition, Susan is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), which enables her to integrate dietary strategies and targeted nutrients as natural solutions for depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns.  Susan embodies the holistic philosophy of Health Psychology Sacramento and is pleased to be a part of the highly accomplished HPS team.

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Sarah Houck, MT-BC

Board Certified Music Therapist, Cert. #: 10832

Sarah Houck
  • Music Therapist – Board Certified, MT-BC #10832
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator
  • Trained in the Braddock Body Process®

Sarah is a board certified music therapist with diverse experience in mental health settings. Sarah practices from a holistic perspective with attention to the mind-body connection. She has experience as a jazz vocalist, and specializes in vocal and instrumental improvisation as a means to connect within. Sarah works collaboratively with her clients to provide music therapy services in an accessible and non-threatening manner, using interventions such as guided relaxation to music, lyric analysis, song writing, and movement to music. Sarah has training in the Braddock Body Process®, which strongly influences her approach to mind-body practices in treating trauma. In addition to music therapy, Sarah is a Reiki practitioner and Health-RHYTHMS facilitator. Sarah has been sharing her gifts with HPS since 2018.

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Chandra Lovejoy, MS, CYT

Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist

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  • BA, Psychology
  • MS, I/O Psychology
  • Yoga Alliance Certification – 200hr

While pursuing her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2007 and working in a corporate environment, Chandra felt the negative impact of stress and turned to yoga for balance and healing. She was deeply affected by the immediate positive impact of yoga and chose to become a yoga teacher, completing her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification training in 2010. For the past 10 years, Chandra has been teaching yoga passionately and continues to study yoga to enhance her professional practice and to offer yoga therapy.

Chandra style of yoga creates a safe space for patients to explore their body and breath. Instruction is tailored to the unique needs of each individual and rooted in concentration and meditation. Postures are taught with an emphasis on safe alignment through consciously organized pathways of weight. At Health Psychology Sacramento, patients are encouraged to anchor their practice in breath to create steadiness and ease in every pose, rather than to “win” the pose. Patients are supported to explore their personal edge mindfully through a practice of presence and self-inquiry in the service of transformation and healing.

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Emily V. Rose, CMT

Medical Massage Therapist

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  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CAMTC # 17593
  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Instructor, Clinical Supervisor for Massage Therapy
  • Hearing Officer for the CA Massage Therapy Council

Emily has been providing Massage Therapy for over fifteen years, utilizing a variety of modalities and assessment skills. In addition to being a Massage Therapist, Emily has worked as a Director of Bodywork Programs at Mueller College for Holistic Studies in San Diego. She has also been a Massage Therapy Instructor, and Massage Clinic Supervisor. Emily has worked with a multitude of clients, students, and educators which enabled her to grow in her field and expand her expertise. Emily joined Health Psychology Sacramento in 2013 and enjoys working with clinic patients and the innovative team of professionals. In addition to doing massage she also works for the California Massage Therapy Council in the Professional Standards Division as a Hearing Officer.

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Kimberly Freemann, AA

Office Manager

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  • AA degree in Medical Office Management
  • Site Supervisor for 17 years
  • Managed schedules for 27 providers
  • Supervised 104 employees
  • Managed billing and compliance
  • Implemented Safety Measure for a large practice

Kimberly Freeman comes to Health Psychology Sacramento with 25 years of experience in the medical field. She spent 15 of those years working closely with physicians and staff ensuring that the clinical office ran smoothly and efficiently. Kimberly is Dr. Stehle’s assistant and the clinic’s claim’s department.

Kimberly is a heart centered person who greets our patients, orients them to the clinic, helps with insurance matters, and most importantly, makes sure that the clinic’s treatment schedule works for all parties involved.

Kimberly’s passion is to bring a little light to every individual she encounters. She also enjoys spending time with family, working with animals, horseback riding and being in nature.

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Larry Hickey, MS, SPHR

Business Development

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Larry Hickey is responsible for partner relations and business development. Prior to joining Health Psychology Sacramento he was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF Larry was the Benefits Manager, responsible for Workers’ Compensation and the Employee Assistance Program. He holds an MS degree in Counseling from SF State University. Larry is an experienced Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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Animal Assisted Therapy Dog


Louie is a 7-year-old terrier mix who assists in sessions under the supervision of music therapist, Sarah Houck. Louie is a hypoallergenic snuggler and playful companion. He is willing to show off a handful of tricks in return for treats and he is eager to sleep on the lap of anyone who will allow him to do so. He does not, however, take offense to anyone who would prefer that he keep more of a distance. We are happy to be able to offer Louie’s services to our patients.

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